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Too much honor?

I’ve heard concern that too much honor may de-motivate volunteers and employees.  If you give people too much praise they’ll lose passion and get fat and lazy. They’ll settle into the notion your organization… Continue reading

Top three mistakes leaders make

The positive value of making mistakes. Mistakes indicate you are trying new things. Einstein put it this way, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Furthermore, embracing our… Continue reading

Confident-humility

In his new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss, Robert Sutton explains, “Wise bosses have the confidence to act on what they know and the humility to doubt their knowledge.” ***** It’s a myth… Continue reading

How to Disagree

I had a young, new member of the leadership team I lead ask me, “What do you want me to do when I disagree with you?”  “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody… Continue reading

A Monday reminder

I was a catcher when I played Little League (LL). I knew the founder of Little League, Carl Stotz (Feb. 20, 1919 – June 4, 1992). I live in Williamsport, PA – the… Continue reading

Golden oldie-The window anger opens

Repost of the third Leadership Freak article. Anger exposes you Vein popping, face reddening, voice raising moments are potent opportunities for leaders.  I’m talking about that employee, son or daughter, neighbor, co-worker, boss,… Continue reading